Last week, the North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony presented the opening reception for my 25 Year Retrospective art show. NoHo SAC is one of the arts colonies created by the non-profit EngAGE, Inc., for which I'm Websites/Social Media Manager as well as an Experience Talks Radio Show producer/host. I'm grateful to EngAGE CEO/Founder Tim Carpenter, EngAGE CAO Nancy Goodhart, and NoHo SAC Program Director Sara Debevec for hosting the show in the beautiful lobby gallery shared by NoHo SAC and the Road Theatre on Magnolia. The evening included delicious food from Porto’s and fine entertainment by keyboardist Rex Perry. In addition to celebrating 25 years of exhibiting art, the event also marked my 10th anniversary of meeting Tim and my affiliation with the Experience Talks Radio Show, and my 70th birthday!
|Entrance to NoHo SAC.|
|Entrance to the theater. Main gallery wall can be seen through the windows.|
|Partner, Experience Talks Producer/Host John Semper Jr.|
|Nancy Goodhart, CAO of EngAGE; Megan Hocking, Program|
Director at Burbank Senior Artists Colony; the artist;
Tim Carpenter, CEO/Founder of EngAGE.
|Early arrivals peruse the main gallery wall.|
|Children's book author Betty Birney and actor Frank Birney.|
|Artists Theodore Svenningsen and Wini Brewer.|
|Art collectors Brent Huss and his lovely wife.|
|NoHo SAC Program Director Sara Debevec, left, taking photos.|
|Michelle Debbaudt and Tim Carpenter|
|Websites design team Ann Zumwinkel, John Marchena, and Doug|
Bland brought an oversized, inflatable microphone to celebrate
the recent launch of the new Experience Talks website.
|With Michelle and Betty, mid-munch. Delicious food!|
|Betty, Sara, Frank|
|Brent, deciding which one to purchase.|
|With film composer David Raiklen.|
|With artist/muralist Andre Miripolsky.|
|Mom! Very glad she came to the event.|
|Such a surprise when Sara presented me with flowers!|
|Another surprise: kind words from Tim.|
|Laughing because I was so caught off guard that I|
was holding my plate during the entire presentation!
|With Ann, Michelle, and Tim|
|Rex Perry provided excellent music.|
|Sara and Theo discussing art.|
|Brent decided on a print on metal.|
|Betty, John, Frank|
|John and Andre|
|Michelle and John|
|Michelle and I both used to be singers many years ago.|
We should not be left unsupervised.